Pitch In For Baseball

Pitch In For Baseball helps underserved children grow emotionally, socially and physically through the games of baseball and softball. We leverage relationships with key stakeholders in the industry, like Major League Baseball and Little League International to expand the impact of our organization's efforts.
Sep 12, 2013

Uganda's Little League World Series Attempt

Over the past year the Uganda Little League built on the success they had from last year's Little League World Series. With the help from Pitch In For Baseball more children have gained access to baseball and softball.  Unlike the United States, many of the leagues in Uganda are actually school based.  This requires children to relocate to the school and live in the dormitories.  This past year the Allen V R Stanley Secondary School team in Nakiribie was formed and their team won their qualifier to play in their regional championship. Because the team had five players from a neighboring town the team did not meet residency requirements to qualify for the World Series.  This was a small set back for the little league's goal of reaching the Little League World Series for a second time.  However, the team continues to practice and get better and have learned from this restriction. 

Jun 19, 2013

Making A Difference

Pitch In For Baseball's role in the healing process for communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy was featured in NBC Nightly News' "making a difference" segment.  To watch click on the link below.

Our work to help Island Park Little League is only a part of the story.  In total, we assisted 22 youth baseball and softball programs in New York and New Jersey who lost everything in the storm.  The final tally...we delivered over $210,000 worth of equipment to ensure that nearly 10,000 kids had a glove on their hand, bat on their shoulder and uniform on their back for the 2013 season.

Here is what one of the coaches from one of the leagues we helped said about their situation and the donation.

"We were very worried here in Keansburg about not being able to field teams. After the storm hundreds of families were displaced, and we thought baseball/softball would be the last thing on their minds. Thankfully, we were wrong. Our team rosters were better than last season before the storm, we were even able to host on a pre-season batting clinic. The only hurdle we had left was to replace our lost equipment. Pitch in for Baseball took care of that for us, they made our season possible, and helped us restore pride in our community. Thank you from all of us here in Keansburg."

Tom Foley
Keansburg Councilman/Coach

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May 20, 2013

Equipment Arrives In Uganda

The container full of equipment made it through customs and arrived to the fields in Uganda.  This is an exciting moment for both Pitch In For Baseball and the Uganda Little League.  Children all throughout Uganda will be given the opportunity to play baseball thanks to all the donations we received.  Even though the container packed with over 6,000 pieces of equipment arrived, our help is ongoing to the kids in Uganda.  The Uganda Little League hopes to continue their success in Little League World Series qualifiers and make it back to the World Series in Williamsport again this year.  We plan to support the Uganda Little League with equipment and continue to grow the sport of baseball in the country for many years to come.

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